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Cancelled: SPUR Forum: Open Space Design at Ocean Beach

From SPUR:

How is the Ocean Beach Master Plan being implemented and what will it impact? In the third program in this three-part series, we’ll learn how a decommissioning of two lanes of the Great Highway will provide opportunities to improve public access with a coastal trail and other amenities designed to adapt to an eroding coastline.

+ Frank Filice / San Francisco Department of Public Works
+ Patricia Fonseca / AECOM

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Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee

SFMTA: Agenda.

 

 

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SFMTA Citizens Advisory Council

From SFMTA.

Items of Note:

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Van Ness Ave. Bus Rapid Transit Project. (Peter Gabancho, Project Manager).

Motion 140625.01:

The SFMTA CAC recommends the SFMTA develop a master plan for the historic and vintage fleet to: explore future expansion of historic line service, plan for future rehabilitation of historic vehicles, plan for new historic lines, plan for future procurement of historic vehicles, plan for shelter of historic vehicles, and plan for operations and maintenance of historic vehicles.

 

 

 

 

 

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This Week: Ed Reiskin Talks About Smarter Street Design

Update: The SFMTA meeting about changes to the Muni 5-Fulton line was postponed until July 17.

This Wednesday evening, choose from two meetings, including a SPUR forum with Ed Reiskin talking about the NACTO Urban Bikeway and Street Design guides. Or, talk with city planners at community meetings about upgrades planned for Ocean Avenue. Sunday Streets is also back in the Richmond this weekend.

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: SPUR lunchtime forum explores what San Francisco can learn from London’s “approaches to issues like housing, design, transportation and sustainability.” 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Planning Department will hold a public workshop on a streetscape revamp for Ocean Avenue, where a plan will be presented for improvements like sidewalk bulb-outs and new greenery. 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Join SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin at a SPUR Forum called “Designing for Urban Streets.” Reiskin serves as the president of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, which recently published its urban street and bikeway design guides. “Come learn how these guides can serve as blueprints for building innovative street solutions.” 6 p.m.
  • Friday: The agenda for this week’s SFMTA engineering hearing includes 110 on-street car-share parking spots and some of the Muni stops proposed to be shared with private shuttles in the SFMTA’s regulation pilot program. 10 a.m.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets returns to the Inner Richmond. Clement Street is no longer on the route this year, but all of Arguello Boulevard, from Golden Gate Park to the Presidio, will be open for car-free fun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Upgrades for 71-Haight, Howard Street Bike Lane

The SFMTA will hold two open house community meetings this week: One on Muni improvements along Haight Street, and another on adding a buffer to the Howard Street bike lane.

Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday: The SFMTA will hold an open house tonight on Transit Effectiveness Project improvements that will speed up Muni’s 71-Haight/Noriega line. All along Haight Street, the SFMTA has proposed converting stop signs to transit-priority traffic signals and traffic-calmed intersections, and adding bus bulb-outs. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The SFMTA hosts an open house on upgrading Howard Street’s skinny bike lane to a buffered bike lane between Sixth and Tenth Streets in SoMa. The project would be similar to parallel Folsom Street, and also include painted sidewalk bulb-outs. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Two Thursday Forums on SF’s Transportation Woes

This Thursday evening has two promising forums on transportation, unfortunately scheduled at the same time. The SF Bay Guardian will host a forum on “how to create the transportation system San Franciscans need,” while a SPUR forum looks at why SF’s parking problems could be temporary. Also, don’t miss the final two Transportation 2030 community meetings on the November ballot measures in Districts 3 and 9.

Here are all of this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday and Thursday: Transportation 2030 community meetings: Join Supervisors David Chiu in District 3 (Tuesday, 6 p.m.) and David Campos in District 9 (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) for the final two community meetings about the city’s proposed November ballot measures to raise transportation revenues.
  • Wednesday: City planners will host an open house about redesigning upper Haight Street to upgrade transit and pedestrian safety, and you can weigh in on the latest proposals. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: The SF Bay Guardian hosts a forum called ”Bikes, Buses, and Budgets: How to Create the Transportation System San Franciscans Need.” Supervisor Scott Wiener, Street Fight author Jason Henderson, and the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Chema Hernández Gil will tackle “the gap between political rhetoric and realities on the street.” 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: At the same time, SPUR hosts a forum to discuss “the present state of parking and what can be done to make the future less gridlocked.” Panelists include reps from the SF Transit Riders Union, Nelson/Nygaard, and Calle 24, the 24th Street merchant and neighborhood association. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: This week’s SFMTA engineering hearing agenda includes 76 on-street car-share parking spaces, 11 bus zone extensions, and more. You can show your support for these proposals by attending, or by writing to sustainable.streets@sfmta.com with the subject line “Public Hearing.”

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Don’t Miss Streetsblog Happy Hour

Highlight of the week: Join Streetsblog and fellow advocates this Thursday for a happy hour at Virgil’s Sea Room — we’d love to see you.

Elsewhere this week: Supervisors host three Transportation 2030 open house meetings on ballot measures, SPUR hosts a walking tour of the Transbay Transit Center and looks at updates on California High-Speed Rail, and Folks for Polk hosts a pub talk with key city street design staffers.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: Three supervisors will host Transportation 2030 open houses in their respective districts to discuss transportation funding measures on the ballot in November: D11 Supervisor John Avalos on Monday, D6 Supervisor Jane Kim on Tuesday, and D1 Supervisor Eric Mar on Wednesday. Check the schedule for an open house in your district in the coming weeks.
  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors will consider plans for a pedestrian-friendly block of Bartlett Street in the Mission and the trial restriction of cars on crooked Lombard Street. 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: SPUR hosts two events on major transit projects in the works: On Tuesday, take a construction site tour of the Transbay Transit Center, which is poised to become the “Grand Central Station of the West.” 2:30 p.m. On Wednesday, a lunchtime forum will feature updates on California High-Speed Rail’s projected ridership, lower total costs, and business plan from CAHSRA’s Ben Tripousis. 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Join a pub talk with Folks for Polk featuring Department of Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru, SFMTA Livable Streets Section Leader Seleta Reynolds, and other city staffers to discuss the future of Polk Street and the transportation ballot measures. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Come unwind at a Streetsblog happy hour at Virgil’s Sea Room, which has generously offered 10 percent of its bar proceeds to benefit Streetsblog SF. Join us for a drink, mingle with fellow advocates, and take a shot at winning some of our great raffle prizes. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: SFFD Wider Streets Hearing, Transportation 2030

A City Hall hearing this afternoon is your chance to weigh in on the SFFD’s push for wider streets, followed by the first open house on the Transportation 2030 funding measures planned for November’s ballot. Later this week: a SPUR forum also envisions “the car-less city,” the city holds a workshop on redesigning Ocean Avenue, and Streetsblog’s Aaron Bialick will discuss how to win over bike lane skeptics.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Monday: Speak out on SFFD’s push for wider streets at a City Hall hearing, called by Supervisor Scott Wiener, that will explore the safety benefits of narrower, slower streets along with claims that they would hinder fire trucks. 1:30 p.m.
  • Also Monday: The city kicks off its first Transportation 2030 open house to discuss the November ballot measures for transportation funding, hosted by District 5 Supervisor London Breed. Check the schedule for an open house in your district in the coming weeks. 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: A city without cars? “New kinds of mobility are forcing us to rethink how our streets and cities function,” and SPUR’s lunchtime forum explores the implications for urban planning. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: City agencies will present concepts for redesigning Ocean Avenue, to make the commercial corridor work better for walking, bicycling, and transit. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Join Streetsblog’s Aaron Bialick at an SF Bicycle Coalition Treehouse Talk on about we can win support for bike lanes by re-thinking the way we talk about bicycling. 6:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Bike to Work Day, CalBike Party, Safer Columbus

Thursday marks the 20th annual Bike to Work Day. The California Bicycle Coalition will hold a benefit party on Wednesday; buy tickets through our site and Streetsblog will get a cut. City agencies will also hold an open house to present new proposals for a redesign of Columbus Avenue.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors agenda includes a presentation from the Planning Department about removing the northern spur of the 280 freeway, a presentation on the transportation revenue ballot measures planned for this November, and adoption of a strategy to improve Muni service in low-income neighborhoods. 1 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: At a community open house meeting on a redesign of Columbus Avenue, city planners will present the latest proposals for a road diet, making room for transit lanes and buffered bike lanes. Some merchants are still fighting the heavily-vetted plans, so show your support and help ensure North Beach finally gets the main street it deserves. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: CalBike will hold its “Bay Lights for Better Bikeways” benefit party in the Transamerica Pyramid. Get tickets using our link, and 25 percent of the proceeds will go towards Streetsblog SF. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Join the pedal commute on Bike to Work Day, where commuters will be treated with snacks and coffee at energizer stations throughout the city and the Bay Area.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Learning From Suburbia, Sunday Streets Bayview

Author Benjamin Ross is in town to discuss his new book about the approaching end of suburban sprawl, and Bayview and Dogpatch get another opportunity to enjoy Sunday Streets.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Thursday: Benjamin Ross speaks twice about his new book, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, exploring lessons from suburbia. He’ll be at SPUR’s lunchtime forum at 12:30 p.m., and at Green Arcade bookstore at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: Sunday StreetsCome out and enjoy car-free streets like Third Street in Bayview and the Dogpatch. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.